Four persons were arrested while 14 females, including three minors, were rescued from a prostitution den in Lipa City, Batangas, the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) said Thursday, June 24.
Those arrested were identified by NBI Officer-in-Charge Director Eric B. Distor as Wilson Ebreo and his partner Alora Almoguera, June Derilo, and Robin Senar.
Distor said the suspects were arrested during an entrapment operation conducted by the NBI’s Special Task Force (NBI-STF).
“The four (4) arrested subjects were presented for Inquest proceedings before the Office of the Prosecutor of Lipa City for violations of Republic Act No. 9208 (Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act) as amended by RA 10364 (Expanded Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2012) in relation to RA 7610 (Special Protection of Children Against Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination Act), in relation also to R.A.10175 (Cybercrime Law),” the NBI said in a statement.
The information that led to the arrest and rescue of 14 persons was provided to the NBI by Destiny Rescue Pilipinas, Inc. (Destiny), a non-government organization (NGO) engaged in combatting human trafficking, the NBI said.
“According to the information, subject spouses are allegedly involved in human trafficking of several women, minors, and even their own minor child,” it said.
The NBI said agents acting as poseur-customers were offered “several women for sexual pleasures in the amount of P3,500 to P6,000.”